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Project

The impact of rural hospital closures on access to hospital services and health outcomes in New Brunswick
Project Number: P0006

Principal Investigator: Dan Crouse

Year Approved: 2016

Summary...
Proximity to health-care services has decreased over the past decade for some New Brunswick residents due to the closing or repurposing of 10 hospitals.The goal of this project is to evaluate the impact of rural hospital closures and their affect on residents in terms of access to care, emergency room wait times, distance to hospital and any relation to readmission, duration of stay and mortality.